WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Summer Soccer Intrigue

Local soccer fans will be devising creative excuses for missing work this month, playing hookie to watch the European soccer championships. Meanwhile, the U.S. men's national team begins World Cup qualifiers while the women's team continues tune-ups in advance of the Olympics. We talk about intriguing soccer story lines--on and off the pitch--that will be making headlines this summer.

Where To Watch Euro 2012 In DC

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